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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 5%

Previous phaseThird QuarterThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM
Next phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 11:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 48' South, Longitude: 21° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.25 meters/second, 1516.5 km/hour, 942.3 miles/hour or 818.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.70 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 23' 07.5"941.99 miwest0° 06' 03.3"6.94 misouth941.74 mi
24 hours15° 02' 18.9"984.74 mieast1° 46' 01.1"121.54 misouth986.91 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownTue 11:26 AM1726 km1072 miles932 nmEast E
RecifeTue 8:26 AM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorTue 8:26 AM1910 km1187 miles1032 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 9:26 AM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 8:26 AM2481 km1542 miles1340 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Tue 9:26 AM2640 km1641 miles1426 nmWest-southwest WSW
Brasilia *Tue 9:26 AM2803 km1742 miles1513 nmWest W
MonroviaTue 11:26 AM3024 km1879 miles1633 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownTue 11:26 AM3158 km1962 miles1705 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ConakryTue 11:26 AM3252 km2021 miles1756 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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